English: white man
Bundjalung: dagayu, dagayiyu
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:   dagarigay (m), dagarigaygan (f)   jagay   jagiradji   yirahli  
Category: people
Comment: See dagay; this is possibly ergative (transitive subject) form of dagay, and is a name for early white settlers in southern Qld. Watson states: 'applied when they were exploring in search of grazing country, the inflection '-iyu- indicates irregular movement, and the whole word means 'Travelling, or walkabout, white man'??. Phonetically pronounced in English the word is jug-ai-ee-oo, spoken quickly, but has by white people been corrupted to jackaroo,'
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Watsn d

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